John Perry, LCSW, has worked in the helping field for nearly twenty years. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from New York University where he was a Founder's Day Award Recipient. He also holds a Masters of Science in Social Work program at The University of Texas. While completing the MSSW program, John was honored by being appointed Dean's Ambassador for Social Work. He has provided counseling services at Capital Area Counseling in Austin. He also provided medical social work at St. David's HCA in Round Rock and North Austin Medical Center as well as Austin Lakes Psychiatric Hospital providing counseling to individuals requiring the highest level of care and crisis intervention.
John's experience includes working with adolescents, adults, couples and families. He is EMDR trained and is skilled working with Trauma and PTSD issues. In addition, he works with clients dealing with LGBT issues, Depression, Anxiety, Substance Abuse, Relationships, and Life Transitions. John is currently working at Waterloo Counseling Center where he sees individuals, couples and facilitates a Men's Group for gay men. He also worked with individuals who are struggling with gender identification.
John currently sees private clients on Saturdays in North Central Austin.
In the past, John was a counselor at Phoenix House where he developed extensive experience dealing with issues related to substance use. At Phoenix House he worked with residential clients, primarily adolescent boys between ages 13 and 18, struggling with substances. In this capacity, he counseled clients and their families to identify stressors such as poor communication, emotional and physical abuse, depression, anxiety, and trauma that may underlie the substance abuse issues. He also worked in the Out-Patient Program and Collegiate Program offered by Phoenix House.